Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Lemon curd tart
We waste a lot of food around here. It seems like we always have 8 open boxes of cereal. Tim is the only one of us who willingly eats the heel of the bread. We still have candy canes leftover from Christmas. We have four mostly finished 1/2 gallons of ice cream in the freezer. Etc, etc...So sometimes I enjoy the challenge of stretching out the time between visits to the foodstore. I like using up things that might otherwise go to waste, get stale, be thrown away. Today's lunch was made with last Thursday's leftover lasagna noodles and some chicken broth from the freezer. The boys have resigned themselves to finishing up the "plain old" vanilla ice cream. Little leftover chunks of mozzarella and cheddar cheese have been tossed into scrambled eggs. And I found a use for the jar of lemon curd I bought just before Christmas. I don't know why I tossed it in the cart- it seemed like a good idea at the time. I had a leftover pie crust from making potpies a couple weeks ago. I spread that out on a cookie sheet and rolled up the edges. Baked it , then filled it with the lemon curd. Just for fancy- I did the doily/powered sugar trick.
So even if dinner is going to be apple slices with peanut butter, carrot sticks and chicken rice-a-roni, dessert is going to be different and exciting.